We offer pleasure and adaptive riding lessons.
Pleasure riding is a form of equestrianism that encompasses many forms of recreational riding for personal enjoyment, absent elements of competition. Many horses are suitable for pleasure riding, including grade horses and other breeds of ordinary quality and good disposition. All of our lessons take place on the farm, we do not offer trail rides. Every lesson takes place in a calming atmosphere. All our lessons are private this gives the rider our undivided attention.
Benefits from riding:
Research shows that you don’t have to be an everyday rider to benefit from the substantial mental and physical health benefits horses can offer.
It is not surprising that just about everyone who spends time with one, especially little girls, falls in love with horses. They are big, gentle animals who generally want to please, and love being smothered with attention.
There is a reason horses are used in therapeutic riding programs for the disabled, children with autism or Down’s syndrome, and victims of violence, in addition to being a great way to exercise the body, they also exercise and heal the heart and soul.
Adaptive riding lessons are teaching techniques and/or equipment to help riders learn riding and horsemanship skills through instruction from a PATH-certified instructor. Riders may be assisted by volunteers to lead the horse or walk along with the rider when necessary. The goal of riding is for each rider to become as independent as possible. Our instructors customize lessons to each rider’s needs. Our students also enjoy trail rides and games. Trail rides give the students a sense of calming. Playing games builds core and works on ROM.
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THE BENEFITS OF ADAPTIVE RIDING
To an individual with a disability, horseback riding takes them into a new and unexplored world which provides a sense of independence and freedom that defies the disability. Adaptive riding activities provide benefits in areas of socialization, friendship and overall improvement of life. Riders are challenged in ways they have never been challenged before.
All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved equestrian helmet. All helmets are sprayed with a green anti bacterial spray after all uses. Riders may bring their own or use one that we provide. Riding equipment is customized to each riders' needs. We have a custom built mounting ramp for independent mounting.
HAPPINESS AND HEALING FROM HORSE TO RIDER